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FRF has united retailers and served as The Voice of Florida Retailing for 75 years. There is no other state business association more experienced or qualified to represent Florida's retail industry because no other group has retailers as its priority.

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OSHA Hazard Communications

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register. This online course fulfills the OSHA requirements.

 

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Fall Meeting

Registration is open for the FRF 2014 Fall Meeting! Great speakers, informative meetings, many networking opportunities and much more!

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards program. We are pleased to continue this tradition and are currently seeking nominations for the annual Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award (LEOY). The deadline to nominate officers for consideration is Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

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Retailer of the Year Award

From providing jobs to philanthropic support, retailers are vital to the communities they serve. Begun in 1999, the annual Retailer of the Year Award pays tribute to an outstanding retailer who demonstrates sound business practices and commitment to his or her employees, customers and communities. Thank you for your nominations!

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2014 Legislative Wrap-Up


Sine die! The 2014 Legislative Session has come to a close. We've summarized the issues and outcomes important to retailers in the 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up.

2014 Wrap-Up

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2014 State of Florida Retailing Report

This report is dedicated to the many leaders who have helped create and shape the Florida Retail Federation, and to those who are steering its future.

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Main Street Fairness

The Florida Alliance for Main Street Fairness believes in standing up for businesses, consumers and taxpayers by closing the Internet Sales Tax Loophole. We’re a coalition of business and civic leaders. Our job is to educate private citizens, small businesses and elected officials about the costs and consequences of a massive sales tax loophole that’s allowing out-of-state internet giants to prey on Florida’s Main Street merchants.
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Share a Little Sunshine

Florida’s tourism body, Visit Florida, has launched a new campaign to attract more visitors to Florida. Titled ‘Share a little sunshine’, the campaign encourages residents to share photographs, invitations and recommendations with friends and family in order for them to visit on holiday.

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Florida Jobs Info

Florida retailers added 55,000 jobs from December 2012 to December 2013, an annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, according to the January release of employment numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). In all, retail trade accounted for nearly a third of the 192,900 jobs created in Florida in 2013, and topped the statewide job growth rate of 2.6 percent.

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Online Education Courses

OSHA
Pharmacy
Beauty Industry

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Small Business Quarterly

Delivers practical info to help you increase the bottom line.
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2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Nominations closed. Winner will be announced end of Sept.
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imageThe Department of Revenue has issued a Tax Information Publication (TIP) with details on Florida's upcoming EnergyStar and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday, September 19 - 21, 2014.

During this period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of a new qualifying Energy Star or WaterSense product. The exemption is limited to a single purchase for each specific type of qualifying item having a sales price of $500 or more. There are no quantity limits on qualifying items with a sales price of less than $500.

For complete details, please click here.

imageAdjustments to Florida Income Tax Reporting

Recent editions of the Florida Administrative Register include the following items, all relating to corporate income tax reporting. The purpose of the proposed amendments and the emergency rules promulgated is to update the provisions for adjustments to federal income for Florida income tax purposes and to establish procedures for reporting the additions and claiming the subtractions required by Section 220.13(1)(e), F.S.:

Read more: Florida Administrative Register - Aug 28


The 2014 Sunshine Food, Beverage and Fuel Expo has wrapped up, and we're sending home thousands of happy c-store operators, supermarkets, grocery, beverage retailers, major oil as well as fuel retailers and wholesalers. This short video shows just a few of the highlights for opening day of the Expo, featuring our partners at the FPMA, Asian American Store Owner Association, and Retail Beverage Council from August 23rd-26th at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.

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There are several items of interest in this week's Florida Administrative Register.

Under Notice of Meeting/Workshop, the Agency for Health Care Administration announces a meeting of its Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee, during which recommendations for drugs to be included on the Preferred Drug List are made.

Read more: Pharm Alert FL Administrative Register 8-27-14

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Represents all sectors of the cosmetology industry, including schools, salons, manufacturers and distributors.

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Represents Florida's grocery industry and keeps its members aware of legislative and regulatory issues and events affecting their industry.

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Represents and protects Florida's retail pharmacy industry.

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Members of the Retail Beverage Council include major national retailers along with many independent retailers of all sizes.

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The Florida Retail Federation Sustainability Council is comprised of Florida retailers that have identified environmental and sustainability issues as an important factor in the operation of their companies.

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Represents members whose target market is primarily out-of-state tourism and in-state vacationers.

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Works with the Retail Centers at both Florida State University and the University of Florida to ensure curricula properly prepares students for professional careers in the retail industry and reviews additional professional education and development programs.

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Mark Your Calendar

Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday
Sept 19 - 21

Fall Meeting
October 14 - 16
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Florida Retail Foundation

Committed to enhancing and supporting Florida’s retailing industry. read more

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Chairman's Circle

is comprised of suppliers, distributors, technology solutions providers, information resources. read more

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AmericasMart

FRF members have special access to Atlanta's AmericasMart.®
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